Why (you can't afford to miss) DevConf 2017?

Why (you can't afford to miss) DevConf 2017?

TLDR If you're into software craftsmanship, you live in Poland & you're about to attend just one industry-specific conference this year, DevConf 2017 is probably the best choice you can make. I'm not really into turning blog posts into favours. Neither for colleagues, nor for anyone willing to pay for such service. So this post is my own idea and it was created just because I think that there are some events / ideas / initiatives that deserve a public praise (& generating some buzz over the Internet). DevConf 2017 truly fits this category - the name is new & may not…

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"The Chasm" in Software Development technology adoption cycle

"The Chasm" in Software Development technology adoption cycle

TL;DR Software Development technology adoption lifecycle is susceptible to the same rules that apply to any other high-tech. Market success is not guaranteed by sheer innovation, technical excellence or even product capabilities - it does require certain qualities, but also favorable market situation & adaptable product marketing (adjusted to cycle stage). In fact, vast majority of technology novelties we so adore (and already consider "The Next Big Thing") will never go beyond geek inner circles. I've recently finished one of the absolute classics among product development books: "Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Ed." by Geoffrey A.…

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Why I don't condemn "serverless"

Why I don't condemn "serverless"

Many people claim that recent hype trains (especially the most recent one - Serverless) are not about actual novelties but more about re-visiting old patterns / practices & giving them new names (to make it feel like something new, maybe to claim the glory of a creator or just to sell old crap branded in a new way): Microservices are new Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Deep Learning is just a new name for neural networks Serverless is nothing else than PaaS (Platform as a Service) done right etc. All of these names in the left get a humongous amount of attention…

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